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19 12 

CATALOGUE OF 

Thoroug^iJlEcd Plants 




E. W. TOWNSEND 

THE FAIR-DEALING NURSERYMAN 

SALISBURY, MARYLAND 



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What The Wicoms^o News Says of Us. 

ONE OF OL'R LOCAL PAPERS. 

There is no section of the coum.ry so suitable in soil and climate for 
the successful raising of strawberry plants and melons seed as tliat sur- 
rounding Salisbury, and^ when this business is in the hands of a man 
who was brought up on a berry farih, has made the cultivation of them a 
life study and has succeeded in originating the best varieties now on the 
market it has reached its highest itate of perfection. 

At the beautifully situated and pighly cultivated farm of Mr. E. W 
Townsend, near Salisbury, can be I seen the ideal place for the raising 
of plants for shipment, and he has succeeded by supplying only the best 
to growers in building up a busines^ with the most careful and discrimin- 
ating planters that has extended to every part of the country. His plants 
are not experiments, but have splenilidly stood the test of time and pro- 
duce berries which for yield to the iicre and delicacy of flavor are not to 
be equaled. On his farm Mr- Towns end raises over seventy -five varieties 
adapted to every soil and climate where berries are grown. Some of 
the plants which have had the largest sales and are most in demand by ex- 
perienced growers are the "Climax" and "Missionary," both early bearers, 
and the "Chesapeake," a late berry which has proved very popular- The 
"Autumn" and "Pan-American" are two varieties that will grow anywhere 
and bear from the last days of AJigust until Jack Frost puts in an ap- 
pearance. 

. Mr. Townsend is a recognized authority in a section where nearly 
everyone has more than an average! knowledge of plants. He has over 
jO acres planted in them, and they are shipped, packed securely, by ex- 
press, mail or freight- 



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CERTIFICATE OF \URSERY INSPECTION 
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Our Annual Letter To You And How It Has 



Been With Us. 



DEAR CUSTOMERS :- 



I am thankful to be favored with the 
privilege to write this, another annual 
letter to you, but am frank to say that 
I utterly fail to find words to write to 
express to YOU MY appreciation of the 
many favors bestowed upon me the past 
season. Surely no other mail order con- 
cern in the world has tried harder to 
please their customers than we have. 
But we are still striving to do even 
better things for you. With your many 
kind letters you have encouraged us on 
to do this. You have caused us each 
j'ear to largely increase our acreage and 
facilities, and to you we give a great 
deal of the credit of our success. The 
season of 1911 has not been the best for 
plant growth, owning to the long drought 
which prevailed with us from May the 
first until August the first. We lost 
many acres of plants entirely, but we 
were fortunate in setting the majority 
of our plants in the fall, which saved 
us and has ca'jsed us to have a fair sup 
ply of plants. We have had favorable 
seasons since August 1st, and will 
have a crop of plants fully up to our 
standard, as far as quality is concerned. 
In writing this catalog I am trying to 
t'.'v.- :->ii tb • plain facts as I have 
found them in regard to the different 
viiriitifs 7 am still striving hard to 
better the Strawberry World. Xo time 
or o.x))<-n.>-«' U- considered. We have a 
trial j.lot !his season of three acres, 
nearly on.' bunded new varieties, which 
we believe to be the largest and most ex 
pcn.sive trial bed ever grown by any 
one in the business. This plot has been 
W;i1i.'h€d by me daily from the time 
the i);ants were set until now and will 
b.^ carefully watched until the last fruit 
is gathered. Surely this service should 
be worth something to you, and you are 
welcome to it. This is my duty. I owe it 
to you for your many kind favors to 
me. It is known by a great many of my 
customers that a variety that does well 
in one locality will not always do well in 
others. I have always tried hard to learn 
the behavior of all different varieties 
sent out by us in the different states. 
This information is always given to our 
customers gladly, and many limes ena- 
bles them to make a perfect select ion. ( 'f 



all the .small fruits the strawberry ap- 
pears to be one of the most suscepti'.jle 
to changes of environment not only due 
to a different locality but also due to wide 
ly varying climatic changes. This probably 
is due to the comparatively small root 
.system of the plant which is quickly af- 
fected at times by unfavorable weather 
especially as the ripening season approach 
es. The water supply is the greatest 
importance. It is stated that in 100 lbs 
of ripe fruit there is 85 to 95 lbs of 
water, so as the irrigation syst<^m is ad 
vanced this problem of picking out va- 
rieties will be greatly lessened. 

Owing to the smallness of this catalog 
we are compelled to omit many of 

the testimonials sent us. I would haA'e 
every one here if I had the space. Several 
pages will be devoted in our 1913 book, 
testimonials alone just as they were sent 
us unsolicited. 

IT WILL PAY \0U 

I want to say to the grower who has 
never had plants from us that no other 
nursery exercises more care to serve cus 
tomers satisfactory, while better stock 
than ours can not be bought. 

Let us show you what we can do. Our 
business methods will please you, while 
the quality of our stock will be far be- 
yond your expectations. 

We know how to grow THOROUGH- 
BRED STOCK. We use the same meth- 
ods in growing our THOROUGHBP.ED 
PLAXTS.Like begets like, same in 
plants as in stock. Better pay ten dol- 
lars for one thousand plants of Thorough 
bred stock than S3t one thousand common 
field grown plants if they are given to 
'. ou. The kind of saving that you save 
on the common stock ite not to our 

liking. When you deal in common stock, 
this saving,! think, is added to the wrong 
side of your ledger.Our plants are cheap 
enough in price. We do not think that 
we will have any falling out about the 
price. Thanking you in advance for 

your many pa.st favors, and soliciting 
your future orders which will have our 
same careful and prompt attention. 
I am, Yours very truly, 

E. W. Townsend, Pres. 
The Fair Dealing Nurseryman. 

Salisburv, Md. 



Instructions Tor Ordering, Etc. 

Orders — Orders should be seat in just as soon as possible, it is better 
for you as well as the nurseryman. 

Time of Shipment— From the time you receive this catalogue until 
May 1st. Our heaviest shipments are in March and April. 

Guaiantee— We guarantee plants to each customer in good condi- 
tion when ordered by mail ore xpress,and taken from office on arrival and 
opened at once. All orders by ireight at owner's risk. 

Packing— We make no extra charge for packing. All plants are de- 
livered f. o. b. train at prices quoted in this catalogue. 

True to Name— While we exercise the greatest care to have every 
plant true to name, and are ready, on proper proof, to replace any plants 
shipped by us that prove to be otherwise, free of charge, it is understood 
and agreed that we will not be held responsible for any sum greater than 
the cost of the plants that may prove untrue. 

Claims — If any. must be made within five days from receipt of goods 

Twenty Five's— All plants are tied twenty-five to the bundle 

Terms — Inv^anably cash in advance. Hemit by Registered Letter, 
Money Order or Draft. 

References— Farmers & Merchants Bank, Salisbury Building Loan 
& Banking Association, Agent Adams Express Company, Agent N. Y. 
p. & N. R. R., Postmaster or any business man of Salisbury. Md., Dunn's 
Commercial Agency. 

Do You Know— Of tvvo or three persons who buy plants who want 
the best varieties that are grown? If so they are the people we are look- 
ing for. Their names and addresses on a postal, or with your order ad- 
dressed to E. W. Townsend & Co., SalisLury, T.Id., would serve as an 
introduction. Please do this for us and we will remember you when we 
receive your order with one of our Fancy Collections. 




The above cut shows a portion of our Plant Farm wheie our Thorough- 
breds are grown. Our buildings are shown in the background 



Catalogue of Thoroughbred Strawberry Plants 



NEW STRAWBERRIES 

We are adding to our already long 
list of varieties of strawberry plants 
two more extra good ones.both early 
varieties of our own origin. 

THE MAUD MULLER— Is a perfect va- 
riety ripening two to three days later 
then its parent, the Excelsior. l4—iww» 

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nnrrnt r-rT-^_ strong plant maker.healthy 
and vigorous the season through. 
Fruit much larger than Excelsior, more 
prolific, and milder flavor. Will make 
just as good carrier as the Excelsior and 
we see no reason why it will not take 
the place of the former. We have a lim- 
ited stock of plants and trust that all 
our customers that favor us with their 
orders for Excelsior will add a few of 
the MAUD MULLER, -per. 

THr> EARLY QUEEX,-per, is the 
berry that drew the attention of every 
one who visited our trial beds the past 
fruiting season while they were in fruit. 
While the season with us was the most 
unfavorable season we have ever ex- 
peiienced the Early Queen is a chance 
seedling found growing by one of our 
neighbors a few years ago. We were 
shown the berries from the young plants 
last season when they began to fruit 
and could not hardly believe that the 
berries were picked from the Early 
Queen, as we now call them, but went to 
the bed ourselves and were more than 
delighted with our gift. We ."-=;': every 
plant the past season '.-.. was grown, ex- 
cept twelve feet in row to test, and 
have succeeded in growing this season 
several thousand nice plants. We describe 
them as follow.s:plants strong and vigor- 
ous, making a moderate supply of plants, 
foliage has shown no sign of rust, as 
productive as any one could wish, every 
plant being heavily loaded with the 
finest fruit that was ever grown on our 
farm. We do not except Wm. Belt, Chesa- 
peake, or any other variety. The past 
season, while as stated above, was very 
unfavorable for the berry crop, several 
old standards not being worth picking, in 
the same plot the si/.e of the Early 
nQueen it was equal to any variety grown 
by us, every berry being all most per- 
fect in shape, with heavy dark green 
^alx.The season of ripening is but few 
days behind the Excelsior. We now 
think by adding these two varieties to 



our list of early varieties, including the 
FIRST PRIZE, per, sent out the past 
season, that we can please all growers 
looking for early varieties. We have 
made the price very reasonable and 

trust that every customer will try them 
this season. 



STANDARD VARITIES 

:^RST -PRIZE, --per, --We were more 
then ever pleased with "the behavior 
of this variety the past season as 
the season was the driest ever experienc 
ed here. The dry weather seemed to take 
but little effect upon them, seldom find- 
ing a berry out of shape or size and 
they fruited their usual heavy crop of 
fruit that is seldom surpassed by any 
variety. This proves to us that it 
will be classed in the front ranks with 
the leading early varieties in a few 
season. Again, this season for plant 
making has been very unfavorable. The 
FIRST PRIZE has made a splendid 
growth of extra fine plants, the best in 
pur fields and we have over one hun- 
dred varieties. We advise each one that 
is interested in the growing of Straw- 
ben;ies to give them a trial.We ship- 
ped the fruit the past season two hundred 
miles and ^yere informed by our commis- 
sion merchant that they arrived in first 
class condition. (This was by express.) 




TOWNSENDS LATE CHAMPION. 



E. W. Townsend, Salisbury, Md. 



TOWNSEND'S LATE CHAMPION.per, 
A berry that ripens a few days earlier 
then the Gandy.This variety was in- 
troduced by us the past season. While 
we have been growing- them for six" years 
we have never failed to get a fine crop 
of fruit. Plants show no signs of weak- 
ness cf any kind, fruit large and round, is 
conical, rarely mis-shapen, glossy red 
though produces an a abundance, not quit 
so late as the Gandy but will pick twice 
the quantity of berries. and ones that are 
equal in every respect and has all the 
quality neccessary for a commercial berry 
"While we have 10 other late varieties 
and have tested many others that we hav 
discarded, this variety is strongly our fa- 
vorite. This variety was found growing 
near a bed of Aroma. and we believe 
Is a cross from that variety. You will 
make no mistake in trying them. We 
have a fine stock of well rooted plants 
at reasonable prices for a new variety 
that has the merits of this one. 

MARYLAND PRIZE, — imp, season 
early to late. This is one of our intro- 
ductions in 1911, having fruited it now 
three seasons. And we recommend it to 
any grower that desires an extra 
FANCY variety, has thp longest fruiting 
season of any variety we grow. Plants 
strong and healthy, and seem to do 
best on low springy soil. Flavor resem- 
bles that of Wm.Belt.Fruit firm e- 
nough to ship to distant markets, size 
large to extra large. Any one looking 
for something for family use can not 
find any thing better when properly polli- 
nized.We recommend setting as follows; 
three rows 1st Prize, rows Maryland 
Prize, 3 rows Townsend Late Champion 
for an Ideal Family patch. Get a few 
plants of each variety and start your 
garden. You will never regret the pur- 
chase. Plant for this season. 

NANTICOKE (Per)— Found growing in 
Nanticoke district, this county (Wicomi- 
co), after fruiting it for several sea- 
sons, a fiiend of ours sent us 100 plants 
to test, after receiving his description 
we decided that it must be something 
extra, and after we have tested it one 
season, we are of the same opinion as 
the originator. We believe that anyone 
looking for an extra fancy berry will 
like the Nanticoke, as it has all the 
qualities that go to make up a strictly 



fancy berry. It is the richest flavored 
berry I ever saw, and one that a grow- 
er would want to last the whole year 
round. It is not quite as productive as 
some sorts, but its size and quality will 
make up for quarts. The best class of 
trade will draw to this berry and we ad- 
vise all growers that are after a strictly 
fancy berry, to get a few Nanticokes, 
to start with, as our supply is very 
small this season, and you can not posi- 
tively get them from anyone else. The 
foliage is very large and the plants 
stand up well and make a good growth of 
strong plants. Season early to mid-sea- 
son. The Nanticoke will be sent out un- 
der a guarantee your money back if it 
does not give entire satisfaction, after 
s-iving it a trial. Price, $1.00 per doz.; 
$5.00 per 100, prepaid to any State in 
the Union. 

NORWOOD (Per) — Mid-season with us. 
The berry that has been widely advertise 
that four berries have filled a quart 
box. While the berry is very large and 
good quality we have not grown them to 
that size. Makes a moderate supply of 
large healthy plants and moderately pro- 
ductive.We have a fine stock of plants, 
very low considering what price we paid 
for them. They are worthy of a trial in 
any one's garden. 

BUBACH (Imp)— Mid-season, too 
late. An old and popular variety, one of 
the best plant sellers in the lot. Fruit 
with Townsend's late Champion and 
you will get what you are looking for. 
A fine crop of big red berries, rich e- 
nough for a king. 
'^ CHIPMA— Mid-season with us. This 
variety is wonderfully productive, fruit 
very large and firm and is fast coming 
to the front as a commercial variety. Will 
colored and shaped and we advise all 
our customers that have not tried them 
to set some plants at once if they are 
growing for market. 

COOPER (Per) — Mid-season. A variety 
that hails from N.Y. Is a very highly 
flavored variety, conical shaped, colors 
all over a very dark red. Nothing better 
for canning and preserving. The origna- 
tor praises it very highly and says that 
it is the very best variety he ever saw. 
Mr. Samuel Coopre,Delavan,N.Y.,is the 
originator.Is a seedling from Pan-Ameri- 
can. We have a fine stock of plants, 



Catalogue of Thoroughbred Strawberry Plants 



CARDINAL (Imp)— Mid-geason, too 
late. A great favorite with some growers 
in the western states. We have a fine 
stock of plants. 

MARSHALL CPer)— Mld-sf-ason. This 
is a very fancj^ berry for the Xew Eng- 
land markets, always taking first place. 
One of the richest flavored varieties 
g-rown our stock of Thoroughbreds 
js the standard. Very seldom we 
noticed the past season Marshall 
berries grown in our neighbor- 

hood at the station with ours that 
you would never thought were the 
same old variety. Our plants are strong 
and healthy and bring out all there is 
in them. Get the Marshall from us. You 
will be pleased. 

>SALISiiL-Lcx , imp-early to mid-season. 
We have never seen a variety of any 
season that is as firm as this one. This 
is its greatest quality. Fruit is medium 
size color light red all over, extra pro- 
ductive, fruits a long season. It can be 
shipped from one side of the country to 
the other with perfect safety. Two years 
ago we had a quart to set in onr pantry 
for two weeks and at the end of that 
time were considered firm and salable. Th 
are more productive than the Klondyke 



and a great deal better carrier and will 
be greatly grown by all long distance 
shippers in a few years. Plant growth 
gooi, free from rust. 

STEVENS— late champion CPer)— A 
very late variety, gives gooi satisfaction 
in the northern states, too soft for long 
distance shipment. Very productive, good 
plant maker. 

CHESAPEAKE (Per) late. We musv 
say that we are pleased more and more 
every season with the Chesapeake. In 
fruiting season it makes one think that 
he had set his entire farm in them. It 
^s impossible for we nurserymen in the 
east to grow enough plants of this va- 
rietj-, as the demand quadruples every 
season. Some growers have made a 
slight kick owing to plant growth not 
being sufficient, but this can be rem- 
edied by setting in springy soil and you 
will get all the bed desired. We have 
in our trial plot this season where we 
have something like one hundred va- 
rieties and there is nothing in the plot 
better bedded than the Chesapeake. Get 
the Thoroughbred plants and start right 
if you have not tried them. We will make 
our price this season in reach of all. 




A Field of Chesapeakes, the Popular Late Variety, 



E. W. Townsend, Salisbury, Md. 




FIELD OF KLONDYKES- 



HEFLIN'S EARLY (Per)— Has its 
greatest popularity in the South. Fruit 
large to extra large, firm, good quality, 
always bringing the highest price in 
market. We have a fine stock of plants, 
entirely free from disease, at a very 
low price. 

HAVERLAND (Imp)— One of the very 
best mid-seasons when pollinized with 
SEN-DUNLAP, as we think the two va- 
rieties should never be parted. Each va- 
riety seems to do better when set to- 
gether.. There are nothing better for com- 
mercial purposes in the northern states. 
Have a good supply of plants but al- 
ways sell out early in season. If you de- 
sire the Thoroughbreds let us have the 
order early. 

GOLDEN GATE (Per)— Mid-season to 
late. A very good variety, hails from 
Mass., sent out by the grand old man, 
S. H. Warren. Where a fancy variety 
is wanted and quality is required, take 
this one. 

HUMMER — Mid-season. Extra large, 
quality poor, very soft, very showy and 
a favorite with most market gardeners. 



EXCELSIOR. One of the oldest early 
sorts, known everywhere and is still the 
standard with lots of growers. We have 
a fine stock of plants at extremely low 
figures. Write for discount on large or- 
ders. Don't forget to try some Maud 
Muller with them, same season. Twice 
as large, twice as good every way. 

PARSON'S BEAUTY— Mid-season. Ex- 
tra productive, size large, moderately 
firm, good strong plant maker. In some 
sections it is planted more than any 
other variety. Very fine table berry and, 
excellent, for canning purposes. 

DUNCAJSr Late, with us. Not very 

popular, fruit medium to large, quality 
poor, very productive, good plant maker. 

TENN — An old favorite in the South. 
A very fancy berry and very productive. 
Good quality, will take care of itsself. 
Called the poor man's berry. 

HOFFMAN (Per)— An old standard in 
the South, especially Virginia. Too well 
known to need description. Season very 
earliest to ripen. 



Catalogue of Thoroughbred Strawberry Plants 




A QUART OF NEW SUPERIORS 

FENDALL (Imp)— Early to late, one of 
our handsome varieties, orignated in Balti 
more Co,Md.,and is now giving satisfac- 
tion all over the country as a strictly 
fancy variety. Holds a record of 16000. 
quarts per acre. I advise an early va- 
riety and a late variety to give proper 
pollinization. We grow it with profit in 
this way, two rows Maud MuUer, four 
rows Fendall,two rows Townsend's Late 
Champ. 



^ NEW SUPERIOR (Per)— Early to 
Mid-season. When given the proper cul- 
ture is a grand bet-i-y, requires rich 
jSpil and hill culture or narrow matted 
.ilPw.Qood shipper, goOd quality. 



.^UNCLE JIM— Mid-Season, too late. 
Fruit large, very fifnl, a great favorite 
in some localities, fine plant maker, free 
from rust and disease. Always good de- 
mand for plants. 



E. W. Townsend, Salisbury, Md, 




NEW YORK— Mid- season. Extra large, 
very fancy, flavor mild, moderately firm, 
good for local market. 

MASCOT (Per) — Late. There seems to 
be some mis Lake with plant g-r rivers in 
regard to this variety. Lots of tiieni 
have gotten h-^ld of the wrong article. 
And it is to be very much regretted, as 
the Mascot is a particular extra fin? 
variety and a fancy berry and one of 
the latest we know of. This variety is 
giving us general satisfaction as a late 
variety and we are receiving even from 
Experiment stations descrij^tions of it, 
describing it as being an early variety, 
small size and very poor flavor, etc. 
Several of these parties and stations we 
have taken it upon ourselves to write 
them and offer a sample of the genuine 
plants FREE so as to set them right. 
Tne MAcsCOT is the lai'gest berry we 
grow, also the latest. Also firm, pro- 



ductive and qiiality very fine. Our stock 
of plants are low this season but we 
will be glad to fill all the small orders 
we can to the parties that have bought 
them elsewhere and found them not to 
be as Ave represent them here. 

ERNEST, Imp, Mid-Season. This 

berry was found by our partner, sea- 
son 1908. He has haa special care over 
it since that date. And with special care 
it is a wonderfully fine variety. There was 
four quarts of berries picked from the 
ori-inal four plants at one time. We 
l:no\v of no variety that surpasses it for 
production. Size large to very large, 
round conical shape, firm, color very 
bright red. Flavor some acid but not 
more so than many other varieties.Plants 
entirely free from rust. As a commer- 
cial variety we predict great success. We 
have now a fine stock of plants a»d 
will set heavy of it another season for 
fruit. 



Catalogue of Thoroughbred Strawberry Plants. 




CLIMAX 



CLIMAX (Per)— An early variety, a 
few days later Jltan the earliest and a 
great favorite -vvith us for commercial 
purposes, always bringing the top notch. 
We have probably sold more plants of 
this variety than any other kind since we 
have been in the business and our de- 
mand increases every year. Has the 
greatest record for productiveness of any 
variety known, when grown from our 
THOROUGHBRED plants. 20.000 quarts 
to the acre has been reported. Fruit 
large and fancy, plants strong and healthy, 
staying green almost the entire winter. 
Moderate plant maker. Our stock of 
plants Is complete. 

"^^RGIXIA (Imp.) --Extra early, has 
given very good satisfaction everywhere 
tested when properly fruited with some 
variety in its season. We are always 
short on this plant at the end of season, 
which shows it to be a good one. 



MYERS (Imp)— A good mid-season va- 
riety found by Mr. Harvey Myer sever- 
al years ago, and is now the leading va- 
riety around Bridgeville, Del., the leading 
shipping station for berries in the 
east. 

The bloom is imp, but has an abundance 
of them and when fruited with Parsons, 
Beauty, New Superioi, Dunlap, will pro- 
duce with the best and with fruit equal 
to any. One large grower talking to me 
a few days ago in regard to Myer, said: 
the contrast of clear white blossoms.deep 
green leaves an(? brilliant red fruit, is 
most striking and bea'itiful, and Is such 
as we have never seen in any other 
strawberry. Seems to demand very top 
prices in every market shipped. We ask 
all our customers to try them this sea- 
son. Price reasonable, ,$3. 50 per 100,500 at 
thousand rates. 



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E. W. I'ownseHd, Salisbury, Md. 




LADY TOWNSEND 



.LADY TOWNSEND (Per)— A good 
early variety where a good long distance 
shipper is wanted. We know of noth- 

.^ing that will surpass it in most sections 
•if not allowed to bed too thick. Fruit is 

. very large and very fine flavor. We are 
receiving every season excellent reports 

• from different sections. Our southern 
friends are planting hesivy of it on ac- 
count of its shipping qualities and being 
extra easy to get a bed. 

Aroma (Per) — late. A very popular 
X^ariety in the west, grown by the largest 

' associations. Our supply of plants is al- 
ways sold out early. Is very productive, 
very firm fruit, large and uniform in 
size, makes a moderate supply of plants 
that are strong and healthy. Write for 
special prices on large orders. 

PRESIDENT (PER)— late.We have riot 
fruited this variety enough to give 'a 
perfect description as we always sell out 
close every season and have never grown 

it in a large way. 



THREE ^W's. (Per)— Mid-season. Or- 
iginated in Tenn. by W. W. Wallace. 
Is a very fine variety with us and ex- 
traordinai'y good crop. per. 

The. dry ■ weather , in fruiting season 
seeMed to take 'but little effect upon 
thenj.Fruit , will class as fancy quality, 
the "^best. W« shall set heavy of it the 
comiifg.season for fruiting purposes. 

SAMPLE, very -late but not the latest. 
Is an "all round good variety. We advised 
Townsend's late Champion set with 
Sample for a-n ideal ' late patch. Both 
heavy croppers and entirely' free from 
rust. 

RED-BIRD-early Imp.A variety claimed 
by some to be one of the very earliest 
and best of the early sorts, but has not 
proven the best for customers in some 
sections. Requires good attention and 
the best of soil; will do best under hill 
culture, fruit long pointed, not very 
fit'm.We have fine stock of plants true 
to those wishing them. 



Catalogue of Thoroughbred Steawberry Plants. 



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Section of a Row of Climax 



EXCELSIOR, a srr^at favorite with 
inanr. one of the eai-liest to ripen. We 
nit.^ about 1,000,000 Strictly Thorough- 
ijr-_v! Dlants of tmt; variety. Prices low. 
Ir z'^ou desire this variety we can please 
you both in quality and price. 

EARLY OZARK fPer)— An early varie- 
ty from Mo., which is making a hit al- 
most everywhere it is grown. AVe have 
never been able to fruit in a large way, 
out the' reports that come in to us 
make us believe that it is winning its 
wav to the front. 'We advise our cus- 
tomers to try It. 

The Improved Earlv Superior, (or Xew 
buperior,) called by a great many of 
i>ur customers, is indeed a wonderful 
Derrv. It is firm enough to please any 
one. Quality not surDassed by Wm.Belt, 
as picductive as any StrawberiT ever 
grown when given the proper attention. 
Siz^ will compare favorably with any of 
tnf early varieties that ripen in its sea- 
son. It begins to ripen with the ear- 
liest varieties and continues until late in 



season. Is a free plant-maker, entirely 
free from diseases of any kind when 
grown by us, and in fact I have had 
no complaint from any one who h.i^ 
hought the Superior from me. The berry 
greatly resembles the famous old Gandy, 
and is taken by many of the city buy- 
ers for that variety. 

Our stock of plants is complete and 
we guarantee this variety to please you, 
no matter where you are situated. For 
family gardens we have nothing better 
to offer you.Hundreds of oui customers 
are now booking orders for the Superi- 
or and CLIMAX to set together, both 
being the same season and unsurpassed 
for productiveness. Some set one row 
of each the patch over, others set every 
other plant in the row. The latter is 
done in Va. a great deal. 

C. Haines, of Tabernacle, X. J., writer: 
I do not think any one can make a 
mistake in investing in this berry. "Will 
keep five days on the vines and then be 
firm. 



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E. W. Townsend, Salisbury, Md. 



are 
re- 



MISSIONART, per. This is a variety 
that has made good and come to the 
front without any advertising. We 
not the originators but are largely 
sponsible for its wide distribution in the 
southern states. And we say with out 
fear off contradiction that it is the 
most popular variety grown in Florida to- 
day. We have been unable to grow e- 
nough plants to supply our trade for the 
past two seasons. This season we have 
largely increased our acreage of MIS- 
SIONARY, although the season being 
unfavorable for the growing of plants 
we expect to be short as usual. 

We have booked orders the entire sum- 
mer for this variety from the southern 
states to be delivered this fall and 
winter.The Missionary does not confine 
Its popularity alone in the Southern 
states. It is fast gaining in the East 
and West.Va. being its home makes it 
very popular there, also seasons early, 
makes plenty of well grown plants that 
hold the fruit well off the ground, resem- 
'bling the Klondyke in that respect. En- 



tirely free from rust, fruit medium to 
large, extra firm, quality fine. Taking it 
as a whole it is an ideal commercial va- 
riety, and if you have not tried them 
you should do so at once. Our price have 
always been very reasonable on this va- 
riety. This season we have advanced 
them slightly owing to the short crop we 
have grown. This we were compelled to 
do in justice to ourselves. We can 
fill large orders and allow a discount as 
usual. 

BRANDY WINE— late. A great favorite 
with some but in our judgment there are 
many late varieties to select from. 

GLEN MARY, late. Resembles the 
Gandy.A good one in some sections, in 
others it fails. 

GANDY,late.Too well known to need 
description. We have a fine stock of 
plants that will give the very best 
of satisfaction and solicit your orders no 
matter how large. 




A Field of Missionary, The Most Popular Variety Grown in the 

South. Hundred of Growers are discarding the Klondyke 

for the Missionary, 



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NIC OHMER (Per)— Mid season, to 
late. A good southern variety not very 
well known in the north and west. Needs 
good rich soil to bring out all its quali- 
ties, should never be allowed to bed too 
thick, is strictly a fancy variety when 
properly cared for and will demand top 
market prices. We have a fine stock of 
plants this season at reasonadle prices. 
Get The THOROUGHBREDS from us. 
and grow twice the amount of berries 
from the same acreage. 

WM. BELT — Mid-season. A very large 
berry with an extra fine flavor. Too 
well known to need description. Is not a 
favorite with us on account of rust. 

ST. LOUIS (Per)— Originated in Ark. 
by J. A. Bauer. This is one of the very 
earliest varieties to ripen with us and is 
a, splendid variety, especially for home 
use or home market, being too soft to 
carry well. Makes plenty of strong 
healthy plants, very productive, berries 
very large for an early variety. Color 
light red all over. It will take top prices 
in any home market and will net the 
grower as much money as any variety 
in our list where a home market is con- 
venient. There is no need of making a 
long description here as this berry has 
been fully advertised in almost all cata- 
logs for the past three seasons. Will 
only add that we have a fine stock of 
plants at reasonable prices and will be 
glad to fill your orders. 

KLONDYKE (Per)— .We are headquar- 
ters for this variety. Too well known to 
need detailed description here. Will add 
that it is the largest grown of any early 
variety in this country, owing more to 
Its shipping qualities than any other 
point .We have been supplying many of 
the large associations with this variety 
for several seasons and will say that we 
are prepared to handle your orders this 
season, no matter how large, and can 
give you the best of service. We have 
selected the very best of our Maryland 
soil for the growing of these plants and 
can say that we have the finest stock 
that we have ever grown. Let us know 
your wants and we will give special pric« 
No matter where you live we can please 
you. 



Fall Bearing Varieties 

This class of strawberries is fast 
coming to the front in almost every 



section. For many years none of us paid 
but little attention to them, but their pop- 
ularity has compelled us to take notice. 
I find the most of the fall bearing va- 
rieties the very best spring croppers 
that I have. For my own use I would not 
care to keep all blooms off that come on 
them in early summer in order to have a 
bumper crop. They usually bear all the 
berries we can use when left to them- 
selves and we have berries from spring 
until freezes set in. My two favorities 
for the fall crop are Pan-American and 
Autumn. 

The above I quote you this season at 
75 cents per Doz, $4.00 per 100, 

Productive, Imp, Francis, per, Dew 
Drop, per, Iowa, per Superb, per.Ameri- 
cus, per, all strictly fall-bearing varie- 
ties from the same old mother,Pan-Amer 
can. Prices as follows, per doz. $2. 50, 100 
$20.00. 

TEDDY, R. A variety that has done 
wonderfully for me but does not seem to 
be a perfect fall bearer every where else. 
I think It one of the very best for late 
spring and early summer varieties, coming 
in after the Gandy when the markets are 
clear of fruit, bringing the best of prices. 

I advise setting Teddy R. whether it 
bears in fall or not. Prices as follows, per 
doz., $40 cents, per lUU,$2.50,per 1000, $20,- 
00, as long as they last. Crop very short 
this season. 

By E. W. Townsend, Pres. 

P. S. I am asked many questions dur- 
ing a season in reference to the above 
varieties and trust that I have made it 
plain to all what I think -^ them as 
spring, summer and fall croppers. If you 
have never grown any of them better do 
so this season, especially so for family use. 
There is lots of enjoyment in a nice 
plate of berries In late summer and fall 
as well as In spring-time, and if you 
are a Huckster to near market you 
can make them VGiy profitable when you 
can deliver your customers nice ripe ber- 
ries the whole season. 

You will do us a favor and also hun- 
dreds of our customers if you will write 
us telling which varieties are doing the 
best with you. This question is asked 
of us every day, what variety do you rec- 
ommend for me?I trust you will favor 
me this time and help me out on My Bit; 
1913 Catalog. 



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14 



E. W. Townsend, Salisbury, Md. 



PRICE LIST rOQ SPRING 1912. 



[Charges Collect] 



EXTRA EARLY 12 

Per. St Louis 20 

Per- Excelsior ••-,••• 20 

Per. Hoffman 20 

">^Imp. Early Heflins , . 20 

Imp. Virginia 30 

Per. Early Ozark .. 40 

^^Per. Maud Muller ^ 50 

^^Per, Early Queen 50 

Per. Maple Early 50 

^EARLY 

^ F'^r Early Halhway : ; '20 

Per Fairfield 2') 

^^-e^RLY VARIETIES 

Per' First Prixe 50 

Per. Lady Townsend 30 

Per, Missionary 20 

^^er. Climax 20 

Imfr^ed-Bird 30 

^ Per. Klondyke 20 

^ 'Imp. Md. Prize 50 

Per- New Superior . . 30 

MIDSEASON 

Per Roadside -O 

Per Uncle Jim ->' 

Imp. Haverland 25 

Per. Sen Dunlap 25 

Per- Parsons Beauty 25 

Per. Tenn Prolific 25 

Per. Nic Ohmer 25 

Imp. Sample 25 

Imp- Bubach 25 

Per. Chipman 30 

Per. Nanticoke 30 

Per. Copper 30 

Pe^f^hree W. S- 30 

Per. Norwood 50 

Per. Marshall 30 

Imp. Salisbury 50 

Per- Bethel 50 

Per. Black Beauty . 50 

Per. Barrymore 40 

Imp. Paul Jones ' 40 



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Catalogue of Throughbred strawberry Plants. 16 

Per- Duncan 30 .50 3-50 

Per. Hummer 30 .50 3.50 

Per. New York 30 .50 350 

Per. Golden Gate 30 .50 3.50 

Imp. Ernest ....r.... 40 .75 6.00 

Im. Meteor ..:.......,..... 40 .75 600 

Per. Wm Belt 30 .50 4.00 

Per- Big Joe 30 .50 400 

Imp. Cardinal 30 60 5.00 

Im. Myers 20 50 3.50 

LATE VARIETIES 

Per. Townsends Late Champion 30 75 6.00* 

Per- Chesapeake 30 .50 3.50* 

Per. Mascot 30 .50 3-50* 

Per. Gandy 20 .30. 2 50* 

Per. Stevens Late 20 .35 3.00 

Per. Glen Mary • • 20 .35 3-00 

Per. Aroma 20 .30 2.50* 

Per. President , 30 .50 400 

Per- Brandy wine 30 .50 4.00 

^P^^hA Fairdale Giant 40 -60 5.00 

Per. Darlington • . 40 60 5.00 

♦Special prices on large orders* — your returns. Set TOWNSEND.s Thor- 
50 plants at 100 rate, 500 at 1000 OUGHBREDS this season and be con- 
rate see page for prices on fall •TTt77'^^^r'''l ^.«^^^^^>^««^i^^^ 

IS a house -hold word in nearly every 

bearing varieties. state. 

Please do not ask me to allow fur- Ask for special prices on large orders, 

ther reductions on 1000 lots- Write We solicict orders from the large associa 

me your Wants and I will make you "«"^' ^^^ ^i" ^^^e special care of the 

^, ^ ^ . .,.1 T. i. smallest orders. 

the best price possible by return ^^ , , , , -rrr .,. . . 

* *^ Send your order in early, We will ship 

mail. when you are ready-. 

When ordering through agents The quality was never better but the 

please see that our name is both on ^^^P ^s small. Order early, 

inside and outside of package. We ^^ I ^"^ revising my mailing list I ask 

my friends to send in a list of the name 

are advising this to protect you. To ^^ ^heir friends who will be interested in 

get our THOROUGHBREDS, see that my 1913 catalog.Thanking you in ad- 

you do. Vance for the favor, and promising you 

• : a square deal in any order intrusted to 

REMEMBER,It cost no more to pre- ^^^ j ^^^ Yours very truly, 

pare an acre of ground to set out THOR ^ ^ Townsend 

OUGHBREDS than it does to. prepare ^^^^ ^^.^ Dealing Nurseryman. 

an acre to set the common field grown FREE— Will give free with every order 

plants. No more cost in setting,no. more amounting to $10.00 or over one doz. 

cost in working them The only savmg you ^^^,jy Queen.or one dozen Maud Muller, 

make is in your picking, hauling. and ^^^^ ^^ ^^^ ^^^^ promising early varie- 

crate bill.This.I think, you will agree ^.^^ p^^^g^ ^^^ ^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ sending 

with me is no saving at all. In your orders. 

Hundreds of others say your plants P. S. I am headquarters for dew -berry 

grow twice as many berries as plants plants. Lucretia and Austin. My price 

bought of some other fellow. They cost one half what others ask. Ask for specia 

but little more and more than double prices on large orders. 



16 E. W. Townsend, Salisbury, Md. 

Make yoor own selection as early as Large Plants Do Not Always 

possible for this offer, as we are likely Grow Large Berries. 

to be sold out of some variety you 

would prefer later in the season. We We mention this for the benefit of our 
will book your order for any of these new beginners. For instance, Parsons B., 
special selections when one-half cash ac- Climax, Harverland, Chesapeake, Aroma 
companies the order. We await your ad- and others, have extremly large plants, 
vice before shipping. This is a grand of- when the fruit is not so large as some 
fer. of the varieties that have but very small 
.^ plants. We rhention some of the varie- 

When in doubt wh?t varieties will ties that have very small plants: Tenn. 

suit you best just write us giving us to Prolific, Klondyke, Missionary, Hoffman, 

understand whether you desire Extra Sen-Dunlap, Warfield and many of the 

Early, Medium, Late, or very extremly ^ast mentioned grow larger fruit and are 

late, whether you grow for home mar- more prolific than the form.er.lOOO Ches- 

ket or long distance shipments, and allow apeakes will outweigh 1000 Klondykes 

us to make our own selection for you. three times, ther-fore the small plants 

We will carefully do this, mail you a are not always runts. 

copy of your bill at the very lowest price •-•- 

possible. We are pleasing many of our ^^^ FAVORITES FOR A COLD 
customers in this way, giving them the 

benefit of our experience Free. Give CLIMATE 
number of acres you desire to set. ^^^^^ ^^^^^ .^ ^^^^ ^^ ^ome before the 
blooming season is over. It is desired in a 

Substitution.— It is impossible for us climate of this kind to have a variety 

to have on hand all the varieties listed that is abundant with bloom, and also 

in this catalog at the end of the season, one that does not bloom all the same 

as some varieties always take the lead time. Now in the following varieties you 

over others. But we can, if allowed, often have all that is required to produce a 

substitute a variety of just as good large crop no matter if you have sev- 

quality for you and one of higher price veral frosts during the blooming season. 

and will often do better for you. If you The New SUPERIOR is the first on the 

will mention this on your order it will ijgt. will stand an unlimited amount of 

save time and you can rest assured that frost and freezes, and v\-ill bear a full 

we will give you a square deal. crop. To see them in full bloom one 

Time is valuable at the close of the would think that the ground was cover- 
season with all planters and nurserymen. ^^ ^.j^h snow for half a mile away.The 
We will positively not make the substi- cLIMAX is another one safe for cold 
tution unless necessary. regions Townsends's Late Champion, 

-» Parsons Beauty, Maud Miller. First Prize, 

E. W. Townsend & CO. Haverland, Dunlap, Aroma, Xauticoke. 

Pocatello Idaho. We know all the above varieties will 

' give the best of satisfaction in any 

Salisbury, Md. ^^^^ climate. And we recommend our 

Dear Sirs:- customers to make a selection from the 

The Strawberry plants came in above varieties, those living in the West, 

good condition. Am well satisfied with North-West, and North, and you will 

not miss a full crop of fine fruit when 

Resp, Leo Hurst. these varieties are bought from us. 



them. 



Messrs- E. W. Townsend & Co, sET PLANTS IN YOUR YOUNG OR- 

Gents: -Plants received from you are do- C HARDS 
ing fine and upholding your reputation 

here. Will want more later, And make big profits while waiting on 

Yours very truly. your trees to grow. Thousands are doing 

C. P. Malloy. this and report big profits, 



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17 



Associations. ATTEXTIOX. Write us 
your wants. Let us quote special prices 
on your order. We can please your mem- 
6ers. VTe promise you a STuare deal. 
It cost little more to use our plants, 
and the yield will be 25 per cent up, 
more than common field grown, mixed 
u;j plants, that you can bu5^ cheaper.We 
are pleaseing other large growers and 
*ve can buy cheaper. Get our 1913 big 
book for all your members. It will help 
them out in their difficulties in growing 
their crop. 

We will book your order and ship 

when wanted. 

We can dig and pack 500.000 plants da. 
lyfwhen the weather is open). 

We use nothing but damp moss to 
pack with (not too wet, not too dry.) 

We personally inspect every pa-ikage 
before taken from our packing house. 

We have the Thoroughbred stock that 
will please you. 

We want your order, little or big. 

We want it earlj'. 

All charges prepaid on fall bearing va- 
rieties to any city in the U. S. when or- 
der amount to$lO.OO.Xo orders filled for 
less than $1.00, as it is not ijrofitable to 
fill orders for less. Get the THOROUGH- 
BREDS from us and you will not be disap 
pointed. 

Treated Him Square And He Told His 
Neighbors, Now They Are Pleased. 

Turkey, Fla., March 20, 1911. 
Dear Mr. Townsend: 

I received the plants O.K. Strictly fine, 
best I ever bought. 1 want you to send 
my neighbors your ca^^alog. Allow me 
to thank you for the extras. Will order 
from you whenever I want more plants. 
S. J.Johnson 



Plant City, Florida. 

Nov. 31st. 
E. W. Townsend & Co., 

Salisbury, Md. 
Dear Sirs: Plants came on time and 
fine. Thank you. 

Respectively, 

C. W. Munro. 



We are preparing for the season of 1913 
a mammoth catalog, which we are unable 
to get out this season as we desired. This 
book will be entirely FREE to all that 
a.sk for it. And T earnestly ask each one 
of our old customers to send us the 
names of their friends that they think 
will be interested in our book. This book 
we shall try to make so interesting that 
our friends will not lay it aside or 
throw it away as an ordinary catalog. 
Please remember this and send us the 
names of your friends whether you need 
plants this season or not. If we get the 
same name twice or three times "vve 
can straighten it out at this end. I thank 
you in advance both for the name of 
your friends and also your orders. The 
cufs in this catalog show many of the 
fields of our plants taken in October, 
1911, which we will dig your plants from. 



A Letter To-Day From A Pennsylvania 
Friend. 

Ociuber 11, 1911. 
Dear Sir: 

I received the plants O.K.Strictly fine, 
fine count, well rooted, strong and vig- 
orous, looking well in the patch. 

T. S. STROM. 

SPECIAL BARGAIN OFFER. 

Send us $5.00 and we will send you by 
express prepaid, 500 plants of our very 
best table varieties that will bear fruit 
from early spring until fall. Our own 
selection. We pick varieties that best 
suit your locality. 500 plants $5.00; 1000 
plants $10.00. The above offer is limited 
to our being sold out of the fall bear- 
ing varieties. Jn case we are we will 
return your money. 

Another special offer for trial beds, — 
plants. We will allow you to pick your 
choice of 25 each, of 25 different varie- 
ties. Your own choice for $10.00. Every 
strawberry grower should avail himself 
of this offer, as he will certainly find 
some of the varieties that will pay him 
many times over for the small sum in- 
vested.besides the pleasure in watching 
them grow in his own trial bed. 

BEWARE OF FRAUD AGENTS 

Claiming to sell our plants. Have them 
show their credentials. 



18 



E. W. Townsend, Salisbury, Md. 




LUCRETIA.— Earlier than the earliest 
blackberry and as large as the largest 
of them. Most largely grown of all 
dewberries for market. The canes 
are very hardy and exceedingly prolific, 
thriving almost everywhere; of slender 
trailing habits, and entirely free from 
disease and insect attacks, the fruit 
black, rich and melting. This is proba- 
bly the best shipping variety of dew- 
berries in cultivation. Price: Cuttings, 
$1.00 per 1,000; plants, $5.00 per 1,000. 

AUSTIN'S IMPROVED (MAYES). —An 
early dewberry of excellent quality. 
Produces large crops, but the berries 
lack firmness for long shipment, hence, 



valuable chiefly for home use or locai 
market. If, however. they are Kevr 
picked up close as soon as ripe ana 
not allowed to stand too long on tn*^ 
vine they may be shipped a reasonabT- 
distance. Prices will usually compar- 
very favorably with other varieties a." 
you get extra early fruit, which is m 
better demand. The berries are largr. 
short and thick. Canes vigorous, har<T 
and productive; ripens about a ween; 
earlier than Lucretia, and for this re».- 
son is valuable to grow in connection 
with that variety, It is very har<3>' 
and seldom fails to give a good crot 
Price: Cuttings, $1.00 per 1,000; plant 
55.00 per 1,000. 



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19 



This industry will probably be our life 
fpork, and it is our purpose, not to see 
how many orders we can fill today, with 
just anything, so it is a strawberry 
plant regardless of how grown or the va- 
riety ordered, but to furnish good plants 
properly grown and true to name, so 
that we will merit your order and your 
neighbor's order in the future, and we 
take this opportunity of thanking the 
many customers of the past for their lib- 
eral patronage, and the many kind 
words of encouragement received from 
them. It will be our constant study in 
the future, as it has been in the past, to 
try to give perfect satisfaction to the 
old as well as new customers who en- 
trust their orders to us; our success, we 
feel confident, depends wholly on the 
satisfaction we may be able to give our 
patrons. 

Claims, if any, must be made immedi- 
ately on receipt of plants. We cannot be 
responsible for treatment after receipt, 
or misfortune caused by drouths, floods, 
improper treatment or other causes. 

Express Charges. — The reason we a,d- 
vise shipment by express is because 
plants are more or less peri.shable, 
and the quickest tran.sportation is best 
for satisfactory results. And. then Express 
Companies allow a reduction of twenty 
per cent from the regular mei-chandise 
rate on plants, bulbs, etc., and bill the 
shipm.ent at the number of pounds 
iveight. 

Approximate Weight of Plants. — Ap- 
proximate weight of orders containing 
assorted varieties packed for sliipment 
is: 

1000 plants 20 pounds; 2000 plants, 35 
pounds; 5000 plants, 80 pounds; 10000 
plants 150 pounds. 

Then to determine the probable ex- 
press charges inquire of your agent for 
the merchandise rate to Salisbury, Md., 
frum which deduct twenty per cent, and 
figure according to the approximate 
weights. 



SWEET POTATO SPROUTS.— WE 
grow eveiy year a large bed and will 
be glad to quote our customers prices 
on any order they wish. 



NUMBER OF PLANTS REQUIRED TO 

SET 1 ACRE. 

18 inches by 3 feet 9680 plants 

18 inches by 3 1-2 feet 8297 plants 

24 inches by 3 1-2 7260 plants 

24 inches by 3 1-2 feet 6222 plants 

24 inches by 4 feet 5445 plants 

30 inches by 3 1-2 feet 4078 plants 

30 inches by 4 feet 4356 plants 

36 inches by 3 1-2 feet 4148 plants 

36 inches by 4 feet 3630 plants 

48 inches by 4 feet 2722 plants 

48 inches by 6 feet 1815 plants 

48 inches by 7 feet 1555 plants 



SELECT CUCUMBER SEED. 
TOWSEXD'S EARLY FORTUNE— 
This is the earliest cucumber grown; 
ready to ship 50 days from time of 
planting. Blossoms and bears at every 
joint, making it the most prolific. Holds 
color several days after getting its full 
size, making it the leader as a market 
cucumber. In 1910 we grew 1000 bushels 
to the acre. Price, one-quarter pound, 
50c, one pound, $1,75. Special price on 
large lots. 

IMPROVED WHITE SPTXE— Well 
known the country over. We have a 
fine stock of select seed. One-quarter 
pound, 40c, one pound, $1.50. 

CANTALOUPE SEED. 
EDEX GEM— Too well known to need 
description. The leading market variety. 
Stock Xo. 1, per pound, $2,50. Xo. 2, 
per pound, $2,00. Xo. 3, per potind, 
$1,00. Special prices on large lots. 



EVr.RY FARMER SHOULD HAVE AT 
LE/iST A FAMILY PATCH. 

As there is nothing more de- 
lirious than a nice plate of fresh 
strawberries and cream, say nothing of 
the short-cakes and the many cans thav 
can be canned and laid away for the 
winter. Send us $5.00 and we will 
send you a selection of plants that 
bear fruit continuously for six months in 
the year. Just say send me your own 
family collection. I will do the rest. 

I'repaid to your door. 



Make all orders payaV 
Townserd, Salisbury Md. 



to E. W 



Get TOWXSEXDS THOROUGHBREDS. 
Ihey are ilie cheapest in the end. 



E. W. Townsend, Salisbury. Md. 



We have built up a strain of plants 
not surpassed by any one. Our method 
in improving varieties is to select only 
the first and largest plants that mature 
each year, by cutting back the runners 
that come afterwards. By doing this we 
have secured a stock of plants that will 
put out more crowns and are stronger 
in every particular than the common field 
grown plants that are taken from the 
middle of the rows year after year. Any 
variety to run several seasons without 
new breeding and will give you the 
best of satisfaction when grown in wide 
matted rows. A trial will convince you 
if you have never grown our plants. 



Write for our new big 1913 catalog. 
When you send in your order we will pub 
lish hundreds and hundreds of good stuff 
for you. Were too late in getting same out 
for this season. Will be ready to mail 
early in summer 1912. Tells how to Grow 
THOROu^ -DS. and v/hy IT PAxS 

CIS and how it WILL PAY YOU. 



Pasadena, Texas 
Feb. 9th, 1911, 

Mr. E. W. Townsend, 
Dear Sir: — 

xhe shipment of Klondyke plants 
arrived O.K. Will say I am well pleased. 
Every plant is strong and vigorous. 
Yours truly, 

T. R. Duffield, 
How it that for small Klondykes? 



Griffin Fla. 
Dear Sir:— 

The 10,000 plants came to hand in fine 
shape. I think they are the finest I 
ever eaw shipped out. I shall take pleas- 
ure in doing buisness with your house In 
the future, and shall advis eMy Frineds 
to order from you when they want some- 
thing GOOD. 

J. E. GRIFFIN & SON. 



learned where to buy plants. Will set 
more every season. Some best plants ever 
came here give best satisfaction. Some 
asking us to go thousands of miles to se 
their patches. Othei s wanting to know 
now we grow them so mmuch better. 



I 




The Strawberry Growers' 
Friend. 





Letters like the above are very encour 
aging to me and always make me strive 
to even better things. 
E. W. T. 



We could print hundreds of such testi- 
monials from the state of Texas if space 
would allow. Some write like this: have 



Special Notices^ 



I S£LL DIREOT— to the people, saving them over one-half qn 
their orders. 

NO SHORTAGE —on plants with me this season. Positively every 
order can be filled. 

WE CANusually fill orders promptly from November first, until 
May the first. 

BEAR IN MIND — that there is no better plants grown than I 
grow no matter what you pay. 

ALL PLANTS —sent out by me have the highest fruiting power, 
grown from strong, healthy mother plants selected by a strawberry 
expert. 

THIS IS MY SPBOIALTY^growing strawberry plants and propa- 
gating new varieties. I have all my eggs in one basket and keep 
my eyes on the BASKET. 

I WANT YOUR ORDER — this season. I promise to please you. I 
am responsible. Ask your neighbor about me. Townsend's Thor- 
oughbreds is a household word in nearly eyery State. They never 
fail to grow a crop of bigredberries. 

HUNDREDS — are making more g^rowing strawberries than they 
are growing any other crops. You can do the same if you grow 
Townsend's Thoroughbreds. There is no garden too small for a 
few hills of strawberries. There is no mouth too sweet for a ripe 
red BERRY. 

REMEMBER ._,.^yhen you place your order place it with 
TOWNSEND— the man that SATISFIES. 



New Business Offer 

In order to get NEW CUSTOMERS to try my plants this season T make 
the following extraordinary offers. 

EVERY NEW CUSTOMER— sending me an order Amounting to $5.00 I Avill 
give FREE $1.00 worth of any plants Hsted in this catalogue, 

FOR A TEN DOLLAR ORDER ~I will give FREE $1.50 worth of any 
plants listed in this catalogue- 

FOR A TWENTY DOLLAR ORDER— I Avill give FREE $2 00 worth of 
any plants listed in this catalogue. 

rOR EVERY ORDER RECEIVED FROM NEW CUSTOMERS —under 
$5.00 and over $100 I will give FREE 6 First Prize Plants and 6 Mary- 
land Prize plants, two new varieties introduced by me, that are worthy of 
space in any one's garden, 

PLEASE STATE — on your order that you are a new customer. We will 
then enter your name on the preferred list, 

I WANT 1000 MORE NEW CUSTOMERS— this season If I get thfem 
it will mean 2000 more for 1913. for every satisfied customer means more 
business, Will you be one of the NEW ONES? I will do exactly as 
I agree. I promise to please you. My only request is: Show my plants 
to your neighbors and tell them where you bought them. 



Address all Orders to 

E. W« TOWNSEND, 

SALISBURY, MARYLAND. 



Please make Post Office Orders on Salisbury, Md. 

New York Bank Exchange to be had at any Bank. 
We do not send plants C. O. D.